The leaves have fallen, there is frost on the ground and December is almost upon us, winter is here! While the winter season can be a total drag it is hard to argue with the wonderful smells it brings. Something about the smell of pine, spices and fresh snow makes winter just so magical.
If you need any indication of how much people love the smell of winter just take a look at the newest collection at Bath & Bodyworks which features candles that smell of "balsam fir", "sweater weather" and "winter".
I can safely say I am one of those winter smell enthusiasts as I love to burn candles and make simmer pots that smell like fresh snow falling through the trees. One of my latest obsessions to get my winter-scent fix is making diffuser blends and that smell like winter.
These blends are made with essential oils and fragrance oils and can be put into any water-based diffuser. If you don't have a diffuser you can put the blends into some water and boil it on the stove at very low heat for a few hours (make sure not to forget about it!).
Here are four different blends that will make your house smell like winter! Don't know where to get essential oils? Many of your local health food stores will have essential oils for sale but you can also get them online at artnaturals.com , DoTerra or from Saje.
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Snow in the Fir Trees
5 drops Balsam Fir essential oil
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
3 drops Rosemary essential oil
Holiday Kitchen Blend
5 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
2 Cranberry Fragrance oil
2 drops Clove essential oil
2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
5 drops Bergamot essential oil
5 drops Ylang-ylang essential oil
5 drops Peppermint Essential oil
Reading by the Fireplace
5 drops Pine essential oil
1 drop Frankincense essential oil
1 drop Sandalwood essential oil
3 drops Clove essential oil
1 drop Sweet Orange essential oil
SECRET SANTA TIP: Want to transform these diffuser blends into room sprays to give as easy gifts? Just double the recipe and mix with 2 tablespoons of witch hazel and 6-8 tablespoons of distilled water.